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[MetroPCS] MetroPCS Deceiving Throttle

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by trying916things, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. trying916things

    Thread Starter

    MetroPCS claim after allotted data, speed is throttle down to true 3G.

    I tested different days and different times:

    LTE (4G LTE) 20mb/down 20mb/up
    WCDMA (3G) 10mb/down 1mb/up
    GSM (2G) 0.16mb/down 0.16mb/up

    After allotted GB, I tested around town (Sacramento, Ca), speed is constantly maxed at 0.1mb/down and 0.1mb/up. Well below any 3G service and unusable.

    Has anyone else noticed this or am I experiencing isolated incident? If everyone is seeing the same thing, we should make a formal complaint. This is false advertising by MetroPCS.

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  2. Dhlongfellow

    Dhlongfellow Member

    I had the same issue here in Pensacola FL. Throttle was limited to about 1.6 down and .5 up. I had to change to the $60 plan because youre right its unusable.
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  3. trying916things

    Thread Starter

    Thank you for the reply. At 1.6mb/down, I guess they're not lying. 2G speed theoretically max at 0.25mb. So you're actually getting 3g, slow but still 3G. Well, sucks for anyone in the Sacramento area, with 0.1mb we might as well go back to AOL dial-up haha.
  4. Dhlongfellow

    Dhlongfellow Member

    Lol that does sound bad. Call metro or message them on Facebook someone called me within a day when my speedtest was real low.
  5. SP4WND

    SP4WND Well-Known Member


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  6. viperdink

    viperdink Android Expert

    Those are about the same speeds we get in the NE when you've gone over data limit or they are 3G which Is metros b/s 1x.
  7. trying916things

    Thread Starter

    I'm on the unlimited plan myself, after seeing how bad their throttle is. Only wondering were they lying about throttling users down to true 3G.

    And your 2nd to 5th test are terrible numbers for LTE.
  8. enzo

    enzo Newbie

    Same problem in Bakersfield CA
  9. enzo

    enzo Newbie

    When I switch from GSM/WCDMA/LTE auto to WCDMA only is metro still taking away from my lte data?
  10. ksjd0414

    ksjd0414 Android Enthusiast


    Is that any good ?
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  11. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    That's beast!!! lol
  12. ksjd0414

    ksjd0414 Android Enthusiast

    Tampa not to far I guess maybe that's why and plus metropcs is pretty damn good in central Florida
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  13. Krlypumaa

    Krlypumaa Android Expert

    you are totally correct.. signal here its awsome ...im your neighbor.. creapy... [​IMG]
  14. ksjd0414

    ksjd0414 Android Enthusiast

    Ha ha I'm in kissimmee well poinciana but yeah kissimmee
  15. Krlypumaa

    Krlypumaa Android Expert

    im in tampa, well tampa,,hmm yes tampa... jajajajajajajajajajajaj
    whaz up with that either or.. i think u mean By disney somewhere there......:p:D
  16. ksjd0414

    ksjd0414 Android Enthusiast

    Yes I'm like 20 min away from Disney
  17. SwiftyMcJ

    SwiftyMcJ Newbie

    I'm on the $60 plan with The added hotspot and they claim unlimited 4g data but other apps say I'm only 3g... I'm going to call them and see what the deal is.... will report their explanation here.
  18. carolcityboyz

    carolcityboyz Well-Known Member

    I recently brought a Lumia 925, and was receiving slower speeds than I had with the F6. Messaged Metro on facebook and they told me to use the T-Mobile APN. Now I'm noticing faster speeds than I ever had with the F6 on fast.metropcs.com. Tried the T-Mobile APN in my F6 and there is definitely a difference.

    Here's the T-Mobile APN.

    APN: fast.t-mobile.com
    MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 260
    APN Type: default,mms,supl
  19. Trevor Philips

    Trevor Philips Android Enthusiast

    Tried it but doesn't seem to pickup any signal.. dammmmit
  20. mikale0807

    mikale0807 Newbie

  21. Krlypumaa

    Krlypumaa Android Expert

    For us in old f6 firmware we would hav2 flash new radio..:thinking::thinking::thinking:
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  22. Trevor Philips

    Trevor Philips Android Enthusiast

    Know of any radio out there that's ready to flash? or how we can get a hold of it?
  23. Krlypumaa

    Krlypumaa Android Expert

    What are u on... Rom...
    And BTW... Love ur Christmas outfit
  24. Trevor Philips

    Trevor Philips Android Enthusiast

    Lol Thanks,
    I am currently back on Metro's stock rom after trying out the Carbon Rom
  25. Krlypumaa

    Krlypumaa Android Expert

    Did u had issues with cam on Carbon ? Anyway... I will be PM in a couple of minutes.

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